With today’s release of Michelin’s new Main Cities of Europe 2016 guide, we are delighted to learn that Costes Downtown is freshly honored with a Michelin star, making it Budapest’s fifth fine-dining destination to win this esteemed honor. This recently opened sister restaurant of Costes – Hungary’s first eatery to earn a Michelin star, retaining the accolade this year – earned its own star with a dedication to top-quality cuisine prepared with the freshest regional and seasonal ingredients, all amid a sleekly rustic ambience made vivid with lush plants and contemporary paintings.
Costes Downtown opened last year on the ground floor of Budapest’s new Prestige Hotel Budapest, under the leadership of Costes owner Károly Gerendai and Portuguese Executive Chef Miguel Rocha Vieira – a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu London, and a veteran of the kitchen at Spain’s famed El Bulli. Along with Costes Downtown and Costes, the three other Budapest restaurants that can boast a Michelin star in 2016 are Borkonyha, Onyx, and Tanti. Between the expanding recognition of Budapest’s top eateries and Hungary’s current role as the host of the European finals for this year’s Bocuse d’Or chef competition, the city’s gastronomical revolution has already achieved many significant victories – congratulations to the entire team behind Costes Downtown, and to all of the Budapest restaurants that are making these incredible culinary advances possible!